Friday, March 19, 2010

Helen's Scalloped Carrots And Celery

Did you expect anything less exotic from Helen? This unsual side dish would be quite different!

Scalloped Carrots And Celery

3 cups diced, cooked carrots
1 1/2 cups cooked celery
2 cups medium white sauce
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated cheese*

Combine cheese, crumbs, and white sauce. Fill a well-oiled casserole dish with layers of vegetables and white sauce; cover. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. 6 servings.
*No particular cheese is specified, but grated Cheddar would be tasty.
Variation: This is my idea, leave out the bread crumbs, layer as stated. Combine bread crumbs with 1 Tbls. melted butter and sprinkle over top of casserole.

Medium White Sauce

4 Tbls. butter
4 Tbls. flour
2 cups milk
Salt and pepper, to taste

Melt butter in a 2 quart sauce pan. Add flour and cook for about 2 minutes. Slowly add milk while whisking it in and continue to stir until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Use in above recipe.

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